£6,235.88 for a Nando's
However, one chap had a surprise when he found out that he'd spent over £6,000 on a family meal at the poultry pusher.
Aurel Lupsa chewed some chicken at the branch in Brent Cross, London, with his wife, their seven-year-old daughter, his niece and her husband. Their bill should've been £62.35, however, the Nando's worker had put £6,235.88 into the credit card machine and Lupsa didn't notice.
Good ol' staff got on it though. Lupsa said: "I didn't really notice I was overpaying, to be honest. Just as we were leaving, the server rushed over and said there had been a mistake. I couldn't believe it when they said I overpaid by more than £6,000. Thankfully, the mistake was spotted straight away, so I wasn't left broke and penniless or anything like that."
"I can't believe the most expensive meal of my life was at Nando's. It's good chicken, but it's not that good."
A Nando's spokesman said: "We immediately refunded the transaction and apologised for the error."
Of course, this is a pretty typical story, but it is worth staying vigilant. One poor sod from Birmingham got charged £60,000 for some wrapping paper over Christmas and didn't notice until his card was declined on Christmas Eve.
That saw his card being rejected, his account being frozen and all manner of nonsense to irritate him over the festive period. So there you go. Don't get complacent or you'll end up with a load of faff and mithering friends for scraps of food and all that.